The warm weekend served Minnesota football well. The Vikings have more to give this season than a good spot in next year's draft it seems; but few could dismiss the fact that all is still not well in Purple Nation.
First, here are the most savory statistics from the Vikings 41-28 deconstruction of the Atlanta Falcons:
- With 317 passing yards and 241 rushing yards, the Vikings are the only team in the NFL to have over 300 passing yards and 200 rushing yards in a game this season.
- Matt Asiata is the only player in the 2014 season to carry three rushing...
Back in fall of 2012 I was shocked to find southeastern Minnesota to be almost devoid of apples. Orchards were closed and bins stood empty in the many seasonal stands. Most touristy stores contained only jars of jam and sauce (probably from previous years) staring ominously at the disappointed patrons and staff alike. I had to settle for some Wisconsinite fruit... it was depressing. This year, however, is different.
In 2014, apples are making a comeback. The local and sustainable favorite of Minnesotan families will...!--more-->
Ron Gardenhire was one of the most successful managers in Twins history. He led the team to six AL Central Division titles, three of them in his first three seasons. He had stars such as Johan Santana, Torii Hunter, Denard Spahn, Justin Morneau and Joe Mauer play for him over his 13 years at the helm as skipper. Now, Gardenhire is no longer the Minnesota Twins manager. Thanks to four consecutive 90 loss seasons, Gardenhire was relieved of his managerial duties
the other day.
Somewhere in the myriad of boxes (that may as well be hidden in the mysterious catacombs and Narnia passageways of my apartment) filled with crap from my past that I've found utterly impossible to dispose of through the years for mentally insane reasons that escape me... somewhere in there, there's a VHS tape I bought back in college of an indie documentary of my favorite band of my youth, Nirvana.
In one of the snippets of the band being interviewed as they were sitting on the steps outside of somebody's house, the bassist, Chris Novoselic (the goofy one; as opposed to Kurt Cobain, per say), came out of nowhere and non-segued this little nugget that I've...!--more-->
October will bring a thrilling pair of back-to-back concerts presented by 89.3 the Current into First Ave's mainroom. Grieves, one of my favorite artists from Rhymesayers
, Minnesota's greatest hip hop label, will be unleashing songs from his hypnotically original album Winter & the Wolves
onto downtown Minneapolis.
Grieves, who is originally from Washington state, will be joined by Soulcrate (of Sioux Falls, SD) for his show on October 10th. "...
If expectations had been higher, the past few weeks would go down as one of the most painful times in Minnesota Vikings history. Fortunately, even the brightest-eyed and bushiest-tailed fans (like myself) only predicted an 8-8 season before kickoff in St. Louis. Now we can just savor the fact that if our season is on its way to a dark, sad place (like it probably is) we'll get a decent draft pick and won't have to get the let down of just missing the playoffs.
The New Orleans Saints executed a textbook two-man high-low tackle on our scrambling Matt Cassel to put yet another foot injury on a Vikings quarterback in...!--more-->
Two weeks ago millions flocked to their televisions to get lost in the first episode of the final season of FX's smash-hit, Sons of Anarchy
. If they had been on the Internet at all before the season start, they might have also come across one of the cast members, Mark Boone Junior, singing his own version of "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)."
If you look at the single's cover art on iTunes you can see a very familiar name if you follow the Minneapolis music scene: Kevin Bowe
Last March, cast members Kim Coates (who plays...
By now, you've probably noticed all of the craft brewers and microbreweries throughout Minnesota that continue to pop up after the "Surly Bill
" was passed in 2011.
There were a total of 46 registered breweries around the state back in June, according to the Pioneer Press
. Minnesota will soon be adding another.
So, I've been experimenting this year with a new wrinkle in my picks-making strategy and I call it the “ten-six theory.” The gist of it is that in every non-bye, full slate of 16-game weeks... at the end of the day, I want to find ten home team winners and six road team winners.
My theory is – and I've done absolutely no research on this to analyze the weekly results in seasons past, mind you – but simply having watched as much NFL football as I have through the years... my gut tells me that 10-to-6 is the magical ratio of home-to-road winners in any given week.
And in Week 1 – that's exactly what happened.
And although I didn't get all...
In contrast to Minneapolis' new "parklets,"
a 15-acre acquisition by Washington County and Stillwater will be used for a new park along the St. Croix River after the sale closes later this year, according to the Pioneer Press
The site is privately held by Elayne Aiple and has been in her care after her husband Frank's death in 2000. The couple lived on the...!--more-->